Richard Wilkie

Veterans service organizations call on President Trump to fire VA Secretary

In today’s Federal Newscast, the big-six veterans service organizations are calling on President Trump to immediately fire his VA secretary.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks about the coronavirus during news conference at the State Department in Washington on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool Photo via AP)

State Department looks to stop corruption thriving because of the pandemic

In today’s Federal Newscast, the State Department offers grant funding for organizations with ideas on stopping corruption connected to the pandemic.

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Veterans Affairs lays out reopening plan for facilities

In today’s Federal Newscast, Veterans Affairs has a new plan to eventually resume normal operations for its hospitals, cemeteries and benefits offices.

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Clarence Shields, center, an Army veteran, pickets with a small group of activists from the American Federation of Government Employees local 424 and the National Association of Government Employees local R3-19 outside the Baltimore VA Medical Center, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in Baltimore. The Department of Veterans Affairs is struggling with shortages of workers at its health care facilities as it cares for veterans infected with the novel coronavirus. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

VA juggles rising number of staff illnesses, multiple missions during coronavirus

Close to 1,900 employees at the Veterans Health Administration have been diagnosed with coronavirus, and 20 have died from complications, the department said Wednesday.

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